colchester 10k review

Colchester 10K Review

The Colchester 10K takes place in Colchester, Essex on the 2nd Sunday of May organised by the Rotary Clubs in Colchester. 


colchester 10k route

The Colchester 10K course is a relatively flat and fast course with a few undulations, the biggest being just after 8.5KM as you go up to the turn around circle and then come back down again. 

It is not a particular big hill, it is however relatively long though at 250m and this does knock your momentum a little towards the end. 

The turns are not particularly sharp but there are a number of corners to take around the course. 

It is well supported throughout the course and plenty of spaces for spectators to watch and cheer runners on. 


There are small bottles of water available at around 4.5KM and 8KM. 


There is plenty of parking on the field behind the garrison running track. Parking is well sign posted and easy to find. 


There were 5 portable toilets, which did not seem that many even for a event with 500 people but the ques were only bad just before the start of the race when you would expect it to be busy. 

There are also some toilets in the male and female changing rooms of the old club house. 


colchester 10k medal

The medal is a wooden medal with the race emblem laser etched into the face of the medal. 


colchester 10k photos

There is no official photography, however there is several local photographers that are associated with local running clubs. 

One of them being LW Photography who takes some great photos of you finishing on the track. 


The cost is £15 for affiliated runners and £17.50 for unaffiliated runners plus a £1.50 service fee. 

Who Organises It?

The Colchester 10K is organised by Rotary in Colchester, which is the 3 combined Rotary clubs in Colchester. 

It raises money for 3 charities, which are Rotary Charities, The Soldiers Charity and Beacon House. 

How To Enter

You can enter via the Colchester 10K website


Results are published on the website usually by the afternoon.

You can find the results for since 2014 here.

Would I Enter Again?

Yes, I would enter again. It is always nice not having to travel far to a race and it is great value for money raising money for local charities. 


    I wore the following race day kit:

    Top: My club t-shirt
    Shorts: Nike Run Division 3 in 1 Shorts
    Compression Socks: Bauerfeind Performance Compression Socks
    Trainers: Nike Alphafly 1
    Watch: Garmin 245


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